THE ALL-IRELAND CLUB SENIOR FOOTBALL FINAL between Kilmacud Crokes (Dublin) and Glen (Derry) will go to a replay confirmed the GAA's Central Competitions Control Committee on Tuesday.
Crokes won the game 1-11 to 1-9 on Sunday, January 22, but the game was marred by controversy near fulltime.
Evidence appeared that the Stillorgan club had 16 active players, one more than the allowed amount during the final play of the game.
With Glen looking to score in the dying seconds in the Croke Park final on 22 January, Kilmacud made two substitutions, but video showed Dara Mullin , one of the players substituted off , defending his goal line as Glen prepared to take a 45.
And 17 Kilmacud players appeared on the pitch during the last play as Paul Mannion slowly walked towards the dugout area after being substituted.
The GAA's Central Competitions Control Committee (CCCC) has ordered a replay to the All-Ireland senior club football final between Kilmacud Crokes and Glen after a hearing last nighthttps://t.co/K42nBU0Y2d
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Crokes went onto to lift the Andy Merrigan Cup, but the aftermath of the game has been dominated by debate over a replay going ahead.
Pundits and former players have all agreed that the game should go to a replay and that idea has now become a reality after a hearing last night at the GAA's CCCC (Central Competitions Control Committee).
'The regulation in the GAA’s Official Guide at the centre of the controversy is rule 6.44, which covers the matter of teams having too many players on the pitch. Penalties range from fines, forfeiture of a game or disciplinary officials ordering a replay.'
Under rule 7.11 (a) (4), Crokes can appeal the decision with the Central Appeals Committee.
If CAC uphold the CCCC decision, Crokes can take their case to the Disputes Resolution Authority.
No date has been arranged for the replay yet.